OS X 10.3.9 problems

Posted on 2007-08-07
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Last Modified: 2013-11-05
The user's account asked for a password. The supplied password didn't work. Went in used the install cds to reset password. Once back in iphoto couldn't find the library, and the option under the apple button for "about this mac" doesn't work when you click on it.

I'm not sure if this is a hardware or software problem.
Question by:gamma1983
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by:Eoin OSullivan
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Sounds like software .. .. possibly damages system files or permissions

1. Run Disk Utility.app and Repair Permissions
2. Create another User account on the Mac and see do the problems listed above occur for the new user also.

If the new User works perfectly and can use iPhot and view the "about this mac" window then the error is confined to the current user.

Let us know if this is the case?

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I'm running diskwarrior right now, and its telling me "overlapped files detected" 106
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by:Eoin OSullivan
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Oooooo sounds nasty!!
Let Diskwarrior do whatever repairs it can.. it is a great application
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I came back 2 hours later and it said over 3000 overlapped files detected ? How bad is this?
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Eoin OSullivan earned 2000 total points
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Very serious. Have you a backup of system files and all you documents/music etc?

See can Disk Warrior repair .. otherwise you may be looking at a system re-install.

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